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  • Ridiculous: Verizon Pays ASCAP $5M Interim License Fee For … Ringtones

    Ridiculous: Verizon Pays ASCAP $5M Interim License Fee For … Ringtones

    The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) recently made the ridiculous assertion that cellphone ringtones are to be considered “public performances” of music under the Copyright Act and thus require a license. As Ars Technica eloquently pointed out, the claim is ridiculous because after all one doesn’t need a public performance license to drive… Read More